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New Years Publicity Outside New York – What’s a Moon Pie?

New Years in New York City includes the big Times Square  ball drop for publicity, not a “big apple.” But, how do they do the ball drop thing elsewhere? Cities all over America seek New Year headlines from their “over the top” guerilla PR antics. Try to top this drop:

Mobile Moon Pie Drop

Atlanta Peach Drop

Dillsburg Giant Pickle Drop

Brasstown Possum Drop

Memphis/Nashville Guitar Drop

Miami Orange Drop

NYC Times Square – Still the Most Famous PR for New Years Celebration

More Fun New Years Drops ...

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Osmonds Honored in UVEF Hall of Fame – Public Relations That Has Lasted 50+ Years

 

Public Relations campaigns, at least in this Utah PR firm’s experience, are usually measured in weeks or months. Even CSR PR (corporate social responsibility) campaign plans may forecast only a few years out.

 

Imagine a media relations plan spanning more than five decades. Now think of the volatile entertainment business where one hit wonders abound.  It would be more rare than a photo of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash singing together. Or, ...

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Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum Honors 2009 UVEF Award Winners

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This year, Forbes named Provo the best college town for job growth, U.S. News & World Report called Provo one of the 10 best cities for creative jobs, and the Association of University Technology Managers ranked BYU first in the country in the number of startups, licenses, and patent applications per research dollar spent.

So who’s responsible?

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) helped answers that question at the Annual UVEF Awards, ...

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New Utah Governor Makes the Case for Education & Economy

Public Relations and Politics stick together like syrup on pancakes. Jon Huntsman and Gary Herbert’s PR folks were busy today as their efforts culminated in a regal inauguration event in the Utah State Capitol. A large crowd of thousands jostled for limited seating and strained to hear the words of hope offered by leaders.

As lively public debate swirls today in Washington DC on HB 3200 and its questionable nationalized promise of healthcare for all, Utahns in attendance looked ...

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Top 25 Under Five – Entrepreneurs Honored by UVEF

Fox News: UVEF Top 25 Under 5

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Today, Lt Gov Gary Herbert keynoted a terrific awards program by the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF). 160 attendees. 25 top companies under five years of age were honored. Representing $80 million in combined 2008 revenue, the winners created 840 jobs last year. ZAGG, Imagination Learning, and OrangeSoda came in 1, 2, & 3.  Emcee, Rick White, co-founder of rising startup Fusion-io kept the event light with ample humor and insights into ...

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Internet Overtakes Newspapers for News

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PR Strategy: Building a Press List that Rocks!

As PR professionals, our ultimate goal is to get press coverage for our clients.  But not all press hits are created equally.  A truly successful PR campaign will result in a variety of hits in both small and large publications that cross all types of media.  The key is finding the most targeted publications, and then pitching the right editors.Depending on the company and their goals, the ...

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PR Strategies: Keep it Short and Sweet

Editors take just a minute or two to read your business news pitch.   They may only read the headline, or if you’re lucky, they’ll get through a few sentences.  If you have compelling news written clearly and succinctly, they may even read a few paragraphs. 

The February issue of PR Tactics featured an article on brevity written by ...

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